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Christy Song Ota

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July 23, 2012
Christy Song Ota, 57, of Honolulu, a waitress at Sorabol Korean Restaurant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband Roland. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Shizue H. Yokotake

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July 22, 2012
Shizue H. “Betsy” Yokotake, 86, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Alvin and Lane, daughter Jan Ohta, brother Yoneji Harioka, sisters Aki Nagata and Miharu Mizoguchi, and a grandchild. Private services.

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Ella Jean Welke Lee

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July 12, 2012
Ella Jean Welke Lee, 85, of Kailua, a retired Demolition Engineering office manager, died in Maunawili. She was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. She is survived by husband Robert J., son Robert E., daughters Laura Lee Brandlin and Linda Lee Thorp, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Additional information for an obituary published July 19.

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Helen Sawayo Otake

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July 5, 2012
Helen Sawayo Otake, 98, of Laie, a retired self-employed housekeeper, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert, Stanley, Richard and David Otake, and James Asari; daughters Eleanor Otake, Elaine Vervisch and Mildred Cabrey; 24 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Monday.

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The Rev. Don M.R. Aanavi

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July 22, 2012
The Rev. Don M.R. Aanavi, 72, of Ninole, Hawaii, a retired University of Hawaii-Hilo art professor and campus minister, and Roman Catholic Church deacon, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in New York City. He is survived by son Michael. Visitation: 8 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

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Dr. Joong Ik Lee

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Aug. 6, 2012
Dr. Joong Ik Lee, 63, of Honolulu, a dentist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by wife Carol Y.J. Chin and daughters Kathryn and Carolyn. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Aiea Korean United Methodist Church. Casual attire.

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Grace Puiaikeonaonaokaleimokihana Parker-Kamohalii

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June 29, 2012
Grace Puiaikeonaonaokaleimokihana Parker-Kamohalii, 86, of Maili died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gregory Kamohalii Jr. and Kenneth, Nathan and Darrel Ortiz; daughters Angeline Costa, Carmen Ruis and Charlene and Kathleen Thompson; brother John Parker; sister Alene Eleneke-Pa; 30 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Georgette Eloise Bruns

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July 26, 2012
Georgette Eloise “Keoki” Bruns, 69, of Waianae, a retired Waianae Intermediate School teacher, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Eloise A. and brothers Elua and Kamalu. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire.

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Annie Suen Yin Leonard

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Aug. 1, 2012
Annie Suen Yin Leonard, 58, of Kaneohe, a Kalaheo High School teacher, died in Kailua. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by sons Mikey Yeda and Kendal Leonard, brother Koho Hase and sisters Kyoko Morooka and Nina Hase. Visitation: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 5 p.m.

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Solidad Pasion

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July 28, 2012
Solidad Pasion, 87, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Wilcox Memorial Hospital clerk, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by son Arthur; daughters Priscilla Delgado and Lorraine May; sisters Veronica Cook and Karen Guillermo; caregiver Billy Yadao; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Private burial. No flowers.

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Frances Watts Ching

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June 16, 2011
Frances Watts Ching, 75, of Salem, Ore., died in Salem. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clifford; sons Richard, Jonathan, Donavan, Mark, Edmund, Jose, Christopher and Robert; daughter Julia; brothers Jerry, Donald, John and Marvin; and numerous grandchildren. Services: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Heeia State Park banquet hall. Casual attire. No flowers.

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George Tai Ping Lum

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July 30, 2012
George Tai Ping Lum, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired supervisor with Navy Public Works Telecommunications and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara, sons Gerald and Jeffrey, daughter Donna Hatmaker, brothers John and Walter, sister May Von, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Services: 10:45 a.m. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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William Souza Pregana Jr.

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July 27, 2012
William Souza Pregana Jr., 62, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Michael G. and Brian J., and sister Susan C. Keliikoa. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Piliota Aposetolo Failauga

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July 26, 2012
Piliota Aposetolo Failauga, 81, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Fitiuta, Manua, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Vaeoto’oto’o A., Ali’itaeaomai, Namona, Suitonu, Monike and Aposetolo; daughters Silafaga Ioane, Toetuua Taliulu and Gloria Sua; 38 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Worship Center, 94-027 Waipahu Depot Road. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial in Washington at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Danielle Ann Maeda

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July 26, 2012
Danielle Ann Maeda, 65, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dennis K., daughters Robin Maeda and Kristin Wauke, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Online condolences: www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Iyo Sugata Ramos

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July 25, 2012
Iyo Sugata Ramos, 85, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Akita, Japan. She is survived by daughter Irlene S., caregiver and son-in-law Henry, brother Isao Sugata and sister Keiko Sugata. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Lawrence Hiromu Fujikawa

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July 25, 2012
Lawrence Hiromu “Larry” Fujikawa, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii employee, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Judy S., son Lyle H., daughter Kristi R., brother Andrew, sister Sharon Shinno and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Tetsuo Matsumoto

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July 11, 2012
Tetsuo Matsumoto, 92, of Palatine, Ill., a retired Punahou School maintenance worker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Cary Coombs Thornton

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July 31, 2012
Cary Coombs Thornton, 54, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Salt Lake City. He is survived by sons Jared W.L. Thornton and Ikaika Bennett; daughters Tara Shook, Lori Miano and Lisa Grooms; mother Shirley Williams; brothers Scott, Kurt and Greg; sisters Chris Bills, Jill Sheldon and Joni Wesloh; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Flowers welcome.

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Judy Kama Hart

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June 10, 2012
Judy Kama Hart, 68, of Waimanalo, an H&R Block senior tax adviser and MWR manager, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jerry, daughter Jodie, brothers Herman and William Kama, sisters Josephine Lau and Jewel Purdy, and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Mass: 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Kaiona Beach Park, Waimanalo. Incorrect information in an obituary published Sunday.

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Margarita T. Layco

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July 14, 2012
Margarita T. Layco, 86, of Aiea died in Ewa Beach. She was born in San Rafael, San Nicolas, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Bobby Garcia; daughters Minerva L. Gillespie and Sosima L. Kapoi, brothers Damaso, Cristituto and Adriano Tucay; sisters Leonita Godoy, Elvira Calantoc and Lavinda Balanga; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Harriet Kimiko Toyama

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July 13, 2012
Harriet Kimiko Toyama, 99, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Sharon Matsubara, Marilyn Miller, Patricia Yoshino and Susan Hirata; sisters Florence Matsukawa and Constance Sesoko; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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Sueo Hashimoto

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Aug. 1, 2012
Sueo Hashimoto, 95, of Lihue, an irrigation section head with the sugar industry, died at home. He was born in Halehaka, Kauai. He is survived by sons Wayne and Blaine, daughters Joyce Hashimoto and Jo-Ann Nakabayashi and sister Asayo Sakahara. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Baptist Church. Services: 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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Richard Yet Chu Lee

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July 27, 2012
Richard Yet Chu Lee, 92, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yuke Quai; son David N.F.; brothers Robert and Joe; sisters Elizabeth, Loretta and Violet Lee and Daisy Mak and Nancy Van Cleave; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo. Services: 10 a.m.

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Kenneth E. Adams

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Aug. 4, 2012
Kenneth E. Adams, 82, of Kihei, Maui, a retired manager, died at home. He was born in Granger, Wyo. He is survived by wife Gladys, sons Larry and Craig, daughters Wendy Leddy and Lori Swenson, and seven grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday on the grassy area adjacent to Kihei Surfside. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com

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Bonifacio Sambo Tumaneng Sr.

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July 21, 2012
Bonifacio Sambo Tumaneng Sr., 70, of Lihue died in Honolulu. He was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Carlina; sons Armin, Bonifacio Jr., Vicente and Carbonn; daughter Lida; brother Severo; sister Esperanza Yago; and eight grandchildren. Services and burial to be held in the Philippines.

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Herbert Pualiialoha Ishibashi Sr.

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Aug. 5, 2012
Herbert Pualiialoha Ishibashi Sr., 81, of Hilo, a retired electrical contractor, former owner of Aloha State Electric and an Army veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War, died at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mona, sons Pua Jr. and Skylane, daughters Roxie Tubbs and Star Alameda, brother Vida, sister Lorraine, 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

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Domingo Lopes

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July 19, 2012
Domingo “Sonny” Lopes, 93, of Pearl City, a retired Honolulu Rapid Transit/MTL bus driver, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen Lopes; daughters Cynthia Simafranca, Aileen Shim and Dale Tanimoto; sisters Ethel Seguirant and Rachel Pacheco; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

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G. Philip Bickel

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Aug. 3, 2012
G. Philip Bickel, 86, of Lihue, a Navy veteran and 3M Co. employee in Japan and Hawaii, died in Honolulu. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Patricia, daughters Lindsay Kamm and Cinthia Walker, brother Alan, sister Elizabeth Tunilo and four grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Rotary Club of Poipu or St. Michael’s Endowment Fund.

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Ron Valenciana

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July 29, 2012
Ron Valenciana, 59, of Haleiwa, publisher of North Shore News and pastor of Once a Month Church in Haleiwa Beach Park, died in Haleiwa. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Alexia P., son Gabriel, mother Ruth, brother Ted, sisters Cynthia Harmon and Elizabeth Huerta, and a grandchild. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Waialua Community Association Center, 66-434 Kamehameha Highway. Services: 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at Haleiwa Beach Park, following Once a Month Church service. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

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